Ada County Street Naming and Addressing
Through the Ada County Street Naming and Addressing Ordinance, the Ada County Land Records Division provides for more efficient delivery of emergency and other services. We provide uniformity in street naming and the assignment of appropriate address numbers to aid local emergency management agencies with the countywide emergency 911 program to protect public health and safety.
Ada County Street Naming Committee
The Ada County Street Naming Committee (the committee) consists of representatives from the cities of Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna, Garden City and Star, as well as the Ada County Dispatch Office, the Ada County Highway District and all fire agencies within Ada County.
The committee makes recommendation to the County Assessor on matters including, but not limited to, the following: new street and private road names and street or private road name changes or corrections.
Committee meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Ada County Assessor’s Office but are subject to change. The meeting details will be noticed at least five days prior to the meeting and the meeting agenda will be posted at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you have any questions about attending the meeting, please contact Kelly Woodworth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Street Naming is an important function of Ada County Land Records. The review of proposed street names ensures that the street names meet the standards set forth in Ada County Code Title 2, Chapter 1. These standards assist emergency personal in the event of an emergency. These standards include the following:
- No duplicate names through out the County.
- Every street shall have a pre-directional of North, South, East or West based on its location within the official address grid.
- There shall be no street names that can be confused with one another or sound a like.
The Ada County Assessor’s Office assigns addresses for unincorporated Ada County and the cities of Eagle, Garden City and Star. New addresses are assigned by staff after the final plat is recorded. In some instances, addresses are assigned during the building permit process. As in street naming, standards are put in place to assist emergency personal in the event of an emergency. For a complete list of standards see 2-1-10 of the Ada County Code
Ada County’s Street Name List
- How do street names get approved?
- How do address numbers get assigned?
- Why did my address change?
- Do I need to notify agencies of my address change?
- What are the related expenses and fees for my address change?
- How do I post my address?
- Can I appeal my address change?
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